Saint Andrew Corsini

January 9: Celebrated as a Feast with proper texts.

Andrew was born at the beginning of the fourteenth century in Florence and entered the Carmelite Order there. He was elected provincial of Tuscany at the general chapter in Metz in 1348. He was made bishop of Fiesole on October 13th 1349 and gave the Church a wonderful example of love, apostolic zeal, prudence and love of the poor. He died on 6th January 1374.

God our Father,
you reveal that those who work for peace
will be called your children.
Through the prayers of St Andrew Corsini,
who excelled as a peacemaker
help us to work without ceasing
for that justice which brings truth and lasting peace.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.

Scripture Readings
Isaiah 61:1-3a, or Malachi 2:5-7a; Gospel - Matthew 23:8-12 or 26:16-20.

Texts taken from the “Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours,” Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome: 1993.

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